Carol A. (Thompson) Hinkel, of Granville, Mass., passed away Dec. 14, 2010, at St. Francis Hospital. She was born in New Britain, Conn., on Dec. 31, 1941, and moved to Lyndonville, Vt., at the age of 4.

She is survived by her beloved husband Roger A. Hinkel of Granville, Mass.

She was predeceased by her parents, Harland G. and Lillian (Chadsey) Thompson of Sheffield, Vt., and her stepson Timothy Hinkel of Somers.

She graduated from Lyndon Institute in 1960 and then went on to work for United Airlines reservations at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Conn. She also worked at Kaman Aircraft in Bloomfield, making the company's air reservations. Carol managed three travel agencies in Connecticut, including Gardner Travel Agency of Suffield, Turtle Travel Agency of East Granby, and McKenna Travel Agency of Windsor Locks. She did a lot of traveling in the United States, the Caribbean, Europe and even South Korea. She then went to work for Hamilton Standard in Windsor Locks for 20 years as an executive secretary. She enjoyed cross-country skiing, gardening, reading and motorcycle riding with her husband.

Besides her husband, Roger, she is survived by her brother Harland W. Thompson and wife Eileen of Holbrook, N.Y.; and her sister Joan Johnson and husband Glenn of Lyndonville, Vt.; along with three nephews and one niece; her stepson Scott Hinkel and wife Stephanie; her stepdaughters Paula Morin, Robin Taylor and Cheryl Schile; 18 grandchildren; five great-grandsons; a special daughter-in-law Angie Hinkel; and a cousin Danice Sargent who was like a sister to her; plus many special relatives and wonderful friends like "The Lunch Bunch."

Relatives and friends are welcome to join the family on Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels, 61 South Road, Enfield, Conn.

A memorial service to celebrate Carol's life will be celebrated on Saturday, Dec. 18 at 10 a.m. at Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels. Burial will be private.

Memorial donations in Carol's memory may be made to the St. Francis/Mt. Sinai Regional Cancer Center 114 Woodland St., Hartford, CT 06105.

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